P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Anna Sharp
CLARKSTON, WA —
Usually, becoming a D1 athlete takes years of playing that particular sport, but for Anna Sharp, six years was all she needed.
For Sharp, athletics are her life.
“I don’t really have anything besides sports that I’m interested in,” She said.
A three-sport athlete at CHS, she started playing her main sports gradually.
“I started playing soccer when I was in preschool and then I started playing basketball when I was in fifth grade,” She continued to say that she started throwing that javelin in seventh grade.
Turns out, the sport that she’s the best at is the one she played last.
Next year, she’ll be in Cheney on the Eastern Washington javelin team.
“I was pretty shocked,” Sharp said when she found out that she was offered a scholarship to be an Eagle.
What’s shocking, even though she’s been to the 2A state meet four times (the four being this year, so three times), one thing has always eluded her.
“I came close,” She said. “I got second by three inches.”
Although she never won a state title in javelin, she has set other marks.
“I was pretty sketched out because it’s such a huge event and I think I was one of three freshmen that had gone to state in the history of that school,” She said. And no, it wasn’t Clarkston.
She went to Washougal High School during her freshman year, then transferred to Clarkston.
The transition was seamless.
“It really wasn’t that big of an adjustment,” She said. “I didn’t know anybody here but everyone here, all the teachers and all the students made it super easy.”
Now all she has to do before she graduates: win a state title.